Society/Culture Woke. Can you tell real from parody?

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Woke.

All the big companies are into woke these days. That in itself should be a red flag to the woke movement.

From the elites point of view, if you get the plebs arguing over which toilet to use, or critical race theory, then the said plebs aren't arguing over more important things, such as income inequality and sky high house prices.

Yep, the 'diversity dept' of your organization probably quietly ditched 'ageism' from its reason to be recently
 

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I'm reading more female statues (to not even be noticed by the populus) will reduce domestic violence
Surely parody? Woke movement is against statues but there should be more statues?

Im reminded of the 'statue' of a female AFL player and the furore, but that was a publicart piece designed to provoke discussion. It was temporary anyway.

suppose on the death of Elizabeth II there is a profiglation of statues - quite apart from we suspect she is not a fan of statues personally - would she be sufficiently woke enough for the woke to be happy? (now theres a concept)
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Woke.

All the big companies are into woke these days. That in itself should be a red flag to the woke movement.

From the elites point of view, if you get the plebs arguing over which toilet to use, or critical race theory, then the said plebs aren't arguing over more important things, such as income inequality and sky high house prices.

Or they're buying your product if they think you are being woke, or otherwise making the right noises.

Marvel sold their movie Captain Marvel as being important because it was their first female led film, even though the fact that it took until their 20th entry to have a film starring a woman was entirely their decision. There was a similar grift with Black Panther.
 

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Or they're buying your product if they think you are being woke, or otherwise making the right noises.

Marvel sold their movie Captain Marvel as being important because it was their first female led film, even though the fact that it took until their 20th entry to have a film starring a woman was entirely their decision. There was a similar grift with Black Panther.

Point stands, if big corporations can convince the idiot pleb out there, that they are woke and they care about feelings over facts and other buzz speak cliches, then the said idiot plebs are distracted from issues that actually impact then, such as, expensive hosing.
 

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Libs fear free speech and use "woke" arguments to defend their drunken wine aunt neolibs against a true dinky die Aussie Journo
 

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Brilliant typo aside, I don't know anyone under the age of 30 who isn't very aware of how insane house pricing is, regardless of their political calibration.
It's not so much the hosing, pick em up cheap at any supermarket. It's the leg shaving and moisteriser that really hammers the wallet, urr, purse.
 

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I heard the tooth fairy's non binary and the Easter bunny's heavily into watersports.

This has to be reaching peak wokeness. Imaginary figures being assigned socially constructed identities.
 

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The only Australians who have a problem with that Norwegian ad, are the ones who don't want homosexuality to be normalised.


-“50 years of being able to love whoever we want.” Homosexuality was decriminalized in Norway in 1972.​



Being 'woke', is a good thing.

Woke
-Aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice).​
-An active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights.​
 

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Santa is gay. Of course he is!


Jingle Bells hinted towards this. You must be a bit slow.
 

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Santa being gay is much less of a stretch than middle eastern Jesus of Nazareth and his middle Eastern parents having glistening milky coloured skin we are all familiar with.

How'd that happen?
 

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You’re parodying yourself but just haven’t realised it.

In Greek times it was socially acceptable for men to have sex with adolescent boys up until they were ready to get married. Then it was expected that they have sex with women. In Christian times same sex acts were regarded as sinful. But in both cases it was something you did not who you were.

Towards the end of the 19th century medical texts started to refer to 'homosexuals' ie men who have a permanent and exclusive desire for sex with other men. They were regarded as degenerates that should be punished or treated.

In the second half of the 20th century liberal thinking made homosexuality acceptable in society, and 'being gay' became a social identity - with its own subculture. This remains the dominant view in the West.

However, more recently, Queer Theory rejects stable categories of sexuality such as straight, gay and lesbian because they are social constructs - and oppressive.
 

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Is the tax inspector in the new adaption of The Darling Buds of May being black an example of the dreaded wokeness? You could argue it's historically inaccurate, you'd be very unlikely to see too many black guys in immediate post war Kent let alone one in the civil service in that sort of position.
 

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Can't handle diverging views?

OK.
Or its not about supporting those views rather tgen accepting diverging views. Weird that you are having a go at academics who have realised they joined something a bit Nutty and decided to no longer endorse it.
 

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Cnn is pro woke. That makes them left wing on an identitarian scale.

but i agree on an economic scale they are centrist.

Not an attack, I'd just like to hear new opinions that I don't currently understand.


1. Is woke a bad thing?
2. What do you mean by "pro-woke"? Does it mean that 'large corps are pretending to be progressive', or is woke a new term for progressive?
3. Identitarian scale. What do you mean by this. It's not a term I'm used to, and Wiki talks about Identitarian, basically, as far right/extremist views. But I don't think that's what you mean.
 

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In Greek times it was socially acceptable for men to have sex with adolescent boys up until they were ready to get married. Then it was expected that they have sex with women. In Christian times same sex acts were regarded as sinful. But in both cases it was something you did not who you were.

Towards the end of the 19th century medical texts started to refer to 'homosexuals' ie men who have a permanent and exclusive desire for sex with other men. They were regarded as degenerates that should be punished or treated.

In the second half of the 20th century liberal thinking made homosexuality acceptable in society, and 'being gay' became a social identity - with its own subculture. This remains the dominant view in the West.

However, more recently, Queer Theory rejects stable categories of sexuality such as straight, gay and lesbian because they are social constructs - and oppressive.
Why is everyone agaisnt social constructs today?

also i thought gay people thought it was genes that made them gay. now they agree with the looney bible bashers and agree its all a social construct?

i clearly havent been keeping up with my woke 101.
 

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